We have tried several different strategies to catch the mouse and on two occasions the hubs has had him trapped in a corner, only to have the little son of a...gun shoot between his legs and back behind the dishwasher.
We bought a trap, but mousy was able to get the peanut butter out without setting off the trap.. Now the thing, the trap that is, sits on our counter mocking us. We read on the internet about a trap where you set up paper towel or toilet paper roll on the edge of the counter with bait at the end, then set a bucket on the floor and wait for the mouse to tip the balance of the roll and fall in. THE INTERNET SWORE IT WOULD WORK!!
Last night as we sat watching tv, we heard a thump..... oh man were we excited. We'd caught the mouse. We began getting our shoes and coats on talking about where we were going to drop mousy off... because you know the internets says you have to drive them at least a mile away from your house.
I'm sure you've already guessed the treats where gone and the tp roll was in the bucket, but the mouse was not.
We are at the point of considering poison which we have avoided up to this point because dogs, and the fact that we cook in the area we'd be placing it. But then again I read on the internet that the smell of a decaying mouse could be toxic so before I get to that point, I am putting a call out. Does anyone have anything that has worked for them in the past to catch a unwelcome guest? Maybe need a different trap? We bought the sticky pad tube kind.